Monday, October 28, 2013

Dylan Cover #110 Artmnet0 "Shelter From The Storm"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's.  Today's tune is a live cover by artmnet0 doing his version of "Shelter From The Storm". 

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we talked about a cover of this tune:
Shockingly we have never touched upon this cover in our 79 Dylan Covers so far! An epic track, feeling simple and etched in history at the same time. Religious overtones, passionate asides all mix within the confines of the illustrious/mysterious "She" who is bringing us all in. A gorgeous song and one of my favorite odd phrases Dylan has ever recorded, "Hunted like a crocodile/Ravaged in the corn".  I have no idea what it is supposed to mean and I don't care, it is perfect.  One thing that may bring this one down a peg overall is the connection to another great song "Up To Me" which is basically the same tune...hearing one always makes me want to hear the other.      

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
I have never heard of artmnet0, but as we have mentioned before this series is lets us find artists who feel the same way we do about Dylan. He has posted a bunch of covers for you to check out.  
Thoughts on Cover:
First things first, Second language?!?! Fantastic work on that, secondly the rhythm seems pretty spot on and things hum from there. Not the most inventive cover, but it wasn't trying to be.
Grade B+

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